Last Modified on Feb 10, 2014
Treatments for premature ejaculation vary and include options such as muscle training, body detoxification and nutritional support. While several methods of treatment are effective, nutritional supplements are among the easiest to use and least invasive treatment options. Balancing nutritional levels works to equilibrate hormone levels and prevent premature ejaculation.
What is Premature Ejaculation?
Premature ejaculation is a condition defined as the early or untimely climax of an individual. The condition is quite common and affects nearly 1 in every 3 men.
Specific symptoms of the condition include ejaculation that always or almost always occurs within nearly one minute of vaginal penetration, the inability to delay ejaculation and negative consequence associated with the condition – stress, frustration and avoidance of intimacy. The exact cause of the disorder is unknown, but the contributing factors are considered to be both psychological and biological.
Natural Remedies for Rapid Climax
As the condition is often caused by biological as wells as psychological issues, natural remedies that balance and relax the body are effective treatment options. Nutritional supports, including 5-HTP, fenugreek and gingko biloba, are effective treatment options. Therapy as well as psychological counseling can also improve an affected individual’s sex life.
5-HTP is a health supplement in the form of an amino acid that is derived from the seeds of the Griffonia simplicifolia. The compound is a component of the neurotransmission of serotonin, a mood supporting hormone. Higher levels of serotonin slow the onset of ejaculation and prevent premature climax.
Fenugreek is a natural compound derived from the seeds of the fenugreek plant. Fenugreek contains compounds known as saponins that are effective at increasing sex hormones. This increase manifests as an increase in libido and reduction in premature ejaculation.
Gingko biloba is considered a natural aphrodisiac. The roots natural compounds maintain erection long and improve blood flow to the penis. As such, an individual’s duration is extended and premature climax prevented.
Premature ejaculation is a condition characterized by climax that occurs sooner than an individual or his partner would like. The condition can cause sexual dissatisfaction; however, it is a highly treatable issue. Natural supplements as well as other therapeutic options help extend the duration of sexual pleasure and prevent premature climax.
[YEA] 01/18/2009: Lauren from Santa Cruz, CA: "Premature ejaculation is often caused by low serotonin levels and raising serotonin levels can help premature ejaculation. The supplement 5-HTP (a precursor to serotonin) help in this regard. Take 100mg every morning on an empty stomach. It is fast acting and within as shortly as a few days you should start noticing a difference, as well as other positive benefits such as better mood and sleep. My only potential warning is that the first day or two you may feel much more emotional than you otherwise would be."Replies
[QUESTION] 02/01/2009: Rob from Detroit, MI replies: "Is this a prescription drug or over the counter from CVS or walgreens?"
EC: 5 htp is a supplement found in health food stores. http://www.earthclinic.com/Supplements/FIVE-HTP.html
11/29/2011: Evergreenstate from Seattle, Wa replies: "I was just wondering, because my boyfriend has regularly had problems with pe, and is a bartender. If he were to take it in the morning for him it would be mid day to most. Would it be better to just take it at the end of his night which is in the am? Thanks!"
01/15/2012: Shanewarn1980 from Atlanta, Ga, United States replies: "Premature ejaculation is one problem that can be devastating for a man's self esteem and confidence. The problem becomes compounded by the lack of self-esteem and eventually a man might begin to avoid sexual encounters altogether. It is necessary for a man to learn to control his state of arousal during intercourse to prolong his sexual encounter.
Many men believe that if they think about baseball or some other unconnected thought they would control their ejaculation. It is actually better if a man becomes more in tune with his body and learns to understand the signs and feelings that are associated with ejaculation. Once he learns to recognize the feelings he will be better able to control them and prolong his encounter.
Partners can work together to help the man recognize his points and stages of arousal and learn to back off. There are stages of sexual arousal that are felt at every part of the encounter. The trick to prolonging an encounter is to prolong the state of arousal that comes before the man reaches the point where he will not be able to control his ejaculation.
There are many methods that can be used to control ejaculation. The man must train himself to recognize the signs in his body and learn to back off. To do this he might want to practice the method slowly by himself first. He can concentrate on how his body is feeling at each stage, which will help him to recognize it when he is with a partner. When he has mastered the ability to control his ejaculation while he is alone he can begin practicing with his partner. For this method to begin to work, it is necessary for the focus to be on the man. This will allow him to concentrate on his feelings without being overly concerned for his partner's pleasure.
Once the feelings are understood and a greater understanding of the different phases of arousal and ejaculation are achieved, the couple will be able to move towards pleasing each other. An understanding partner is completely necessary for working on this problem. As you can see, putting aside her own pleasure to work on the problem that her partner is experiencing will lead to a more satisfying experience later.
Concentration on the entire body's experience during sex is key to dealing with a premature ejaculation problem. It can be overcome with patience and understanding for the pleasure of both parties. Don't become discouraged while you are working on the problem, it may take some time to work through. You will both experience a greater pleasure at the end of the day and that will lead to a fuller experience. Perhaps, spending some time on pleasing each other once the problem is worked through is a great way to further enhance your sexual experience."
[YEA] 02/09/2008: Far from Canada, On: "a very uncomfortable subject and embarrasing is this premature ejaculation and unfortunately there arent much good help out there for it i speak from experience ,observation, and many friends who experienced it. it's the same for all animals and human. what i noticed by getting infected to pinworms mostly (maybe other parasites as well) a very healthy male suddenly manifests this uncomfortable condition other symptoms of infections are nail biting picking the fingueres skin and nervesness exessive saliva. pinworms effect the nerves somehow.1 should be completely free of them for at least 2 weeks to notice normal intercourse again. sorry for my bluntness but i thought it will help some1 somewhere. most doctors have no clue what causes premature ejaculation. it might be the mindset for a small percentage but what i just wrote is the main cause. good luck. be safe."Replies
11/11/2008: TraderJosie from Maricopa, AZ replies: "How did you get rid of your parasites?"
08/15/2010: Joe from Lisbon, Portugal replies: "Please reply this is extremely important. I have been talking to a LOT of people who desperately seek an answer to this problem. As Josie asks how did you get rid of these parasites and/or pinworms. Did over the counter medication do this for you? can people be tested for this?"
02/24/2012: Ozzu from Omaha, Ne replies: "Can you tell us exactly how you are going about it to eliminate the parasites. What is the cure? How can we find it. Please respond."
04/25/2013: Beezdeez from Nation Ontario, Canada replies: "Parasites can be eliminated via Dr Clarkes method of a combination, Black walnut tincture, Wormwood, (artemesia absynthium) and cloves. You need all 3 as each one attacks and destroys Adult, Adolescent and egg."
[YEA] 03/07/2008: Regina from North Brunswick, NJ: "FENUGREEK/EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT. Fenugreek response.
Fenugreek is used internally for a variety of problems, such as to treat diabetes in adults (late-onset diabetes), poor digestion, gastric inflammation, digestive disorders and tuberculosis. It is also used for painful menstruation, labor pains and insufficient lactation.
Men on the other hand benefit from it for loss of libido, painful testicles and premature ejaculation.
It is often used for weight loss, anorexia and for poor appetite. In Chinese medicine it is used for kidney related pain - such as back ache, as well as premature ejaculation, loss of libido, painful testicles, hernia, painful menstruation and edema of the legs. In Ayurvedic medicine it is used for rejuvenation and as an aphrodisiac, as well as for digestive and bronchial complaints, gout and arthritis.
Fresh Fenugreek leaves are cooked as a vegetable curry and are also dried and used to flavor vegetable dishes. The seeds are roasted and ground for use in curry powder, pickles, stews and fried foods. The seed sprouts are also eaten as a salad.
It is used externally for skin inflammations, ulcers, boils, eczema and cellulite.
Aromatherapy and essential oil use
12/09/2011: Barry from Aristomenis, Massinia Greece replies: "Does anybody know how and why this works to boost libido, and what kind of dose I would need to kick up my libido?"
12/04/2009: Holyfoods from Saint John, Nb Canada: "Ginkgo Biloba for Premature Ejaculation
I stumbled upon this cure some time ago and thought I'd share. If you want to last a LOT longer in bed with your woman or whatever, take some ginkgo biloba about 30 minutes before having intercourse. Trust me, you'll think it was a miracle. The reason this works is because it increases blood flow to that "region". Stress reduction is also good for lasting longer too, which is why taking magnesium, b vitamins, l-tyrosine, or a sedating herb like valerian root will also help you last longer. But I find Ginkgo Biloba works best by far! Have fun!"Replies
01/06/2011: Rob from Detroit, Mi replies: "What dosage and how many did you recommend to start with?"
[YEA] 03/09/2009: Lauren from Santa Cruz, CA: "Magnesium
I stumbled across this remedy on a forum recently. I had remembered I used to take magnesium regularly due to migraine headaches and other problems (magnesium is a very important nutrient that many are deficient in). Jogging my memory, I remembered that on occasions when I could last as long as I wanted (and even sometimes too long) was when I had taken magnesium shortly before while more often than not I would suffer extremely premature ejaculation. I would recommend taking 400mg daily and then another 400mg 30 minutes to an hour before sexual activity. You should experiment with what dosage and frequency is right for you. If you start getting loose stools than you are likely taking too much. I have found Magnesium Citrate works very well. Some of the other ones like Magnesium oxide are not as well absorbed."
03/09/2009: Tee from Chicago, IL replies: "What about magnesium sulfate -- is it good too ?"
03/10/2009: Lauren from Santa Cruz, CA replies: "I have heard that a general rule of thumb is the magnesium supplements that end in "ate" are better absorbed than the ones that end in "ide". I've only tried Magnesium Citrate (which worked well) and Magnesium oxide (didn't work as well)."
08/18/2009: Sat from Philadelphia, Pa replies: "I started taking 400Mg of Magnesium Citrate for last couple of days. I am seeing improvements (Before IELT < 30 sec, now close to 2 min). I will post after couple of weeks to see if I continue to see this improvement."
12/03/2009: Rob from Novi, Mi replies: "Could you indicate where to get the Magnessium Citrate from? I found this only in liquid form and it is for cleaning (body). The tablets what I have seen are just magnesium or mg sulphate or oxide."
Re-Train Ejaculatory Muscles
10/06/2011: Murrayb1893 from Pittsburgh, Pa, Usa: "First, PE can be cured all naturally and it is best to do that. In today's world, everyone is looking for that instant cure or drug that will fix things. Most men with premature ejaculation invest in medication or numbing solutions that are highly advertised. This is the worst thing to do.
Premature ejaculation is usually caused by over sensitivity, genetics, or lack of knowledge about the ejaculatory response. It can also be caused by poor masturbation habits. Many guys, when they are teen, train themselves to last shorter by masturbating the wrong way. The best way to cure premature ejaculation is a process that will re teach yourself and your body to not ejaculate as fast. You need to rewire your system to last longer and overcome mental and physical stimulation that comes with intercourse. The best methods include those that teach men how to strengthen your ejaculatory muscles and how to use them during intercourse. Again, it is best to approach this in a natural way and no need to SSRI drugs or medication. Trust me, I have done it!"Replies
11/06/2011: Bobby from London, Uk replies: "How would you go about "retraining ejaculatory muscles"?"
12/09/2011: Barry from Aristomenis, Greece replies: "Go to www.pegym.com its all there, and all the answers you need on control."
07/01/2012: Samjones7 from Brighton, Sussex, UK replies: "As well as re-training ejaculatory muscles, it helps to learn penile sensory awareness. This is the key to gaining long term mastery of premature ejaculation. This has been taught by sex therapists with great success- "over 90% of premature ejaculators can be cured within an average of 14 weeks of treatment. " The best known sex therapist who taught this method was Dr Helen Kaplan. The method has been refined and improved since. For more infomation see:
This link goes to a site with lots of articles about how to treat premature ejaculation.
The main site is: stop premature ejaculation
there is lots of great advice and info about treating PE."
[YEA] 09/08/2012: Satisfied Now from Peshawar, Kpk Pakistan replies: "The start-stop technic works like a charm, , , , I have jumped to 1 and a half hour from 5 minutes just in a month, , , ,thanks to the dr kaplan."
09/14/2012: Doug from London, England replies: "Hi, Thought id throw my 2 cents worth in after being a long term sufferer of p.e (premature ejaculation) for the last 5 years.
In the early days I had an understanding partner, so we kinda worked around the issue. Relationship eventually ended and the my p.e. issue was becoming a major problem for my new gf. After doing some research on google I found a site. Started practising special power breathing techniques and applying perineum pressure whenever the need became too great, and although the problem isnt entirely fixed, I can last longer. Anyway, hope this info helps other guys."
[YEA] 12/01/2008: Erik from West Valley City, Utah: "I would like to share my experience with the famous tomato tea. I actually took it for a nasty cold I was having and took it right before bed, then when I hopped into bed and tried going to sleep, the "mood" struck me as I was lying next to my wife. We immediately started going at it and she was able to have THREE orgasms before she told me to hurry up and finish because she couldn't handle the sensations anymore. :) I have never had a problem with premature ejaculation but I have always wanted to be the stud I was in my younger years. Now that I have four kids in the house, sex isn't exactly a constant routine for us, so building up stamina is a little out of the question. I would recommend this tea to all the guys out there and see if it works for you as well. Good luck guys!"
EC: More about tomato tea here.